Why are wetrooms so popular?
Wetrooms are undoubtedly becoming more and more popular and there are quite a few reasons behind it.
Firstly, it definitely looks very appealing. Wetrooms add up to a modern and sleek look of the whole bathroom (if not the whole home) making it look very attractive. The designer's look full of minimalist nature can feature different materials such as stone, wood or concrete that beautifully contributes to an overall bathroom appearance. The full wall tiling, open design and contemporary minimalism definitely can add a ‘wow’ factor to any bathroom.
Secondly, wet rooms can be very space saving as there is no shower tray limiting where the showering area can be. Some bathrooms are weirdly shaped, or just smaller than others and it may be hard to fit an ordinary, larger shower tray. Tiling the whole shower area with waterproofing systems means that it can be located in the most difficult spaces, with roof angles, along the wall, in weirdly shaped corners or with an addition of a customised shower screen adjusted to the exact bathroom dimensions. It lets creating a very functional and easily usable space without fitting bulky fixtures.
It is also seen that wetrooms visually open up the bathroom space which is an ideal solution for all smaller bathrooms. The openness of the bathroom can make it look bigger than it actually is. Bulkier shower enclosure doors can be replaced with a single screen or no screen at all.
And even if it is hard to imagine it all, our free 3D design software allows us to present the look of a new wetroom to all of our clients.
Secondly, it offers high levels of accessibility and functionality. Maybe it is not always designed with this in mind but actually it often becomes a winner factor when purchasing or renting a new property. No tray means no obstacles when a clear shower entrance is needed. Those with movement restrictions, such as disabled or eldery people have easy access to the shower without worrying about stepping over the shower doors’ fixings or damaging the tray with a use of a shower stool or a wheelchair. Durable, non-slip flooring tiles will be an ideal solution to families with young children who will not have to be anxious about gliding in the shower area increasing the safety factor.
Furthermore wetrooms are seen as easier to clean and maintain. None or limited fixings and fittings allow minimising the amount of spaces needing to be washed and scrubbed. The notorious grime and dirt tends to gather in the most difficult places to clean. Customers often complain about an amount of time spent refreshing the framework and runners. Cleaning wet rooms can be limited to gleaming frameless screens and tiles walls and floors. It can be quite surprising but wetrooms are therefore timesaving!
Wetrooms are also increasing the overall durability of the bathrooms. It may be hard to believe but the extra tanking of the room makes it extremely resistant to moisture damages and leaks. It is very easy for water to run into areas it shouldn't, which often creates dampness in walls and builds-up the damaging humidity. The extra protection of overall structure is considered to last longer than in an ordinary bathroom and it makes it look newer and fresher for longer. Some customers may be convinced that waterproofing will be more expensive but actually, when calculated how much money was spent to waterproof the room, it will be much cheaper (and time saving!) than re-renovating the same space after just a couple of years. All of the moisture is contained within the sealed walls of the room preventing creating damp in walls.
Last, but not least, a wetroom adds value to a home if and when it comes to sell. Wetrooms are very appealing to potential buyers when they see spacious bathrooms. Should a property be up for sale, open shower areas, looking very stylish and contemporary can become a winning factor.
Whilst it can maybe cost a little more to install a wetroom rather than an ordinary, traditional bathroom, the initial cost is well worth the long-lasting investment. A sleek modern look and a whole list of above advantages can be rather convincing to everyone that would like a beautifully looking home with a reduced time required for the bathrooms’ cleaning and maintenance.
Still not sure?
One thing that can be promised here is that our Home Expert team will be able to answer all your questions regarding wetrooms. Our company has had the pleasure to renovate tens of differently sized and shaped wet rooms in Aberdeen and beyond. We are constantly monitoring the market and keep checking the newest trends and fitting solutions to make sure we do it all to the highest standards.
We would be happy to assist you with your wetroom renovation so please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team members.